Gulf Times - Japan
Japan targets HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue

Japan targets HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue

Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as its growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.

Facing uptick in virus infections, Japan moves to limit public crowds

Facing uptick in virus infections, Japan moves to limit public crowds

Japan said on Monday it would limit public crowds in Tokyo to prevent a further spread of the deadly coronavirus, scrapping the emperor's birthday celebrations

Coronavirus cases rise as recessions loom in Singapore, Japan

Coronavirus cases rise as recessions loom in Singapore, Japan

Japan and Singapore appeared to be on the brink of recession on Monday as the coronavirus epidemic disrupted tourism and supply chains around the world

Japan cruise ship coronavirus cases climb to 175, including quarantine officer

Japan cruise ship coronavirus cases climb to 175, including quarantine officer

Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan, with one quarantine officer also infected, bringing the total to 175, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Three more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Three more coronavirus cases found on Japan cruise ship

Three more people on a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the number aboard to 64, the government said Saturday, with passengers facing a two-week quarantine.

Cruise ship carrying 3,700 quarantined off Japan after 10 test positive for coronavirus

Cruise ship carrying 3,700 quarantined off Japan after 10 test positive for coronavirus

Around 3,700 people are facing at least two weeks locked away on a cruise liner anchored off Japan after health officials confirmed on Wednesday

Japan quarantines 3,700 on cruise ship over new coronavirus

Japan quarantines 3,700 on cruise ship over new coronavirus

Japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying 3,711 people and was testing those onboard for the new coronavirus Tuesday after a former passenger was diagnosed with the illness in Hong Kong.

US, Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

US, Japan pull nationals from China, big virus economic hit forecast

The United States and Japan flew nationals out of China's virus epicentre on Wednesday and some big-name airlines suspended flights as deaths leapt to 133 and a senior economist predicted a major impact on growth.

Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row: RIA

Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row: RIA

Russia said on Monday it expelled a Japanese journalist last month for trying to obtain secret information related to military capabilities in the Russian Far East, the RIA news agency reported.

Lebanon and Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate

Lebanon and Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate

Lebanon and Japan have about 40 days to decide whether ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will be extradited to Japan or stand trial in Lebanon,

Lebanon bans Ghosn from foreign travel

Lebanon bans Ghosn from foreign travel

Lebanon banned former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn from travel Thursday and asked Japan to hand over his file on financial misconduct charges, as Tokyo urged the fugitive businessman to return.

Ghosn took bullet train to Osaka en route to Lebanon - Kyodo

Ghosn took bullet train to Osaka en route to Lebanon - Kyodo

Former Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn began his astonishing escape from Japan with a bullet train ride from Tokyo to Osaka, possibly accompanied by several people, Japanese news agency Kyodo reported Monday.